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yraveh
11/10/2016, 08:55 AM
hi all. Is there a consensus for the best choice of coral dip solution?
I am ready to buy my first corals, so I need to select one.

JonezNReef
11/10/2016, 10:27 AM
Should google "bayer coral dip". I use bayer for all my corals. If you want you can spend the money on Coral Rx but I personally have had great results with Bayer

yraveh
11/10/2016, 04:20 PM
How do I do the dip? do I peel the coral off the stone/plug?

JonezNReef
11/10/2016, 05:56 PM
No you just put frag plug and all. Here's some good directions https://boroaquatics.com/blogs/articles/17033867-proper-dipping-of-corals-the-bayer-method. You can also look on youtube

clowncaldy27
11/10/2016, 06:16 PM
I have heard great things about Revive , though I have never personally used it ...

Str8linespeed
11/11/2016, 05:41 PM
I second the Bayer dip. That large bottle will last a long time. I picked up a bottle for $12. You must make sure to get the correct bottle as its the only one so far that is safe for corals. Follow that link posted above and it should work out great for you. It has for me.

CindyK
11/11/2016, 09:17 PM
https://www.google.com/search?q=bayer+complete+insect+killer&espv=2&biw=1536&bih=735&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiduoyorqLQAhXJ54MKHYu9CgsQ_AUICCgD#imgrc=OC6T_2cZ0TMc-M%3A

The experienced reefers in my club swear by Bayer Complete. It isn't made for corals, BTW; I found it in WalMart in the gardening section. It is an insecticide. My experience is limited but so far, so good.

yraveh
11/13/2016, 01:48 AM
in the link above the recommend to remove the frag from the stone base- the plug:

" If your coral is attached to a rock, we highly recommend removing the coral from the base rock. The pores of the rock will soak up the Bayer and could cause issues when you put the coral into your display tank. "

So you guys dont remove the plug prior to dipping?

2smokes
11/14/2016, 03:34 AM
I use lugol solution from the drugstore.Its good when you want to dose iodine also or to treat a burned tip sps.

organism
11/14/2016, 10:49 AM
I use Bayer for pest prevention and Revive for infections.